24 Jul Travel Safe, Travel Smart

[caption id="attachment_933" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Watch out world, here she comes![/caption] http://cdn.sheknows.com/articles/woman-traveler.jpg Whether your trip is going to last 1 week or 1 year, a safe traveler is an informed traveler. Guidebooks and travel agencies are always good sources of information, but for the most up-to-date info, the following 5 websites are the best sources: 5) The Center for Disease Control: www.cdc.gov/Features/StudyAbroad/ The CDC maintains a special section of its vast and informative website specifically for addressing the concerns and questions of study abroad students. With information on everything from country-specific vaccination requirements to how to assemble your own travel health kit, this is definitely one of the first sites you should consult in getting ready for your adventure. 4) Overseas Security Advisory Council: https://www.osac.gov/pages/home.aspx OSAC closely monitors all incidents involving American citizens overseas and is a very reliable source for current warnings or advisories regarding Americans abroad. Though some of their reports and surveys make for dense reading, they are very informative and will give you a good idea of what to look out for. 3) Federal Bureau of Investigation http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/counterintelligence/student-travel-brochure-pdf Though some of the tips might seem a bit overly-cautious to experienced travelers, that’s the FBI’s job! Their guide to traveling safely abroad is well organized and easy to read, it also offers a range of tips on everything from dressing appropriately to protecting your electronic devices from viruses and hacking. 2) Federal Aviation Administration http://www.faa.gov With all of the recent tragedies involving aircraft, the FAA has been even...

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